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Tue
23
Mar

California State Awards $30 Million to Study Cannabis

We're soon going to learn a whole lot about cannabis in California.

An often overlooked provision of California's landmark legalization measure ‚ÄĒ Proposition 64 ‚ÄĒ set aside funds for research grants to study the impacts of cannabis. Well, the Bureau of Cannabis Control recently announced that it is awarding nearly $30 million in grants of up to $2 million to a host of public universities across the state ‚ÄĒ including Humboldt State University ‚ÄĒ to study various aspects of cannabis, including public health, public safety and economic and environmental impacts.

Mon
22
Mar

Largest Human Trial To Date Will Review Safety Of Full Spectrum Hemp Products

As is the case in the United States, Europe lacks sufficiently reliable scientific data to support the safety of products infused with full spectrum hemp extract.

In January 2019, the European Union (EU) reclassified extracts of cannabis sativa L. and derived products containing cannabinoids, including CBD, as ‚ÄúNovel Food‚ÄĚ under the EU Novel Food Catalogue. The reclassification was based on the lack of demonstrated history of human consumption of these extracts and of any product to which they might be added.

Mon
22
Mar

Recent Survey Finds Many Parkinson’s Disease Patients Turn to Cannabis

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects populations all over the globe. In fact, it is estimated that over 10 million people live with the condition worldwide.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative health condition that affects the nerve cells in the brain that control the body’s movement.

The disease is a progressive condition with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease increasing gradually as time goes by.

The condition received its name via James Parkinson who is a London doctor that first reported symptoms related to the condition in the early 1800s.

Mon
22
Mar

Optimizing Systems for Cannabis Greenhouses

All cannabis greenhouses take advantage of sunlight for plant growth, but building construction and climate control strategies can vary so much that some growers say that ‚Äúif you visit one greenhouse, you have visited one greenhouse.‚ÄĚ To optimize building systems for peak productivity, consider managing infiltration through building envelopes so cannabis can be sun-grown while photosynthesis can be optimized with active climate controls.

Fri
19
Mar

DEA Calls Out Hemp in Latest ‚ÄėDrug Threat Assessment‚Äô Report

In its annual National Drug Threat Assessment report, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) calls out hemp production as a way for drug trafficking organizations to cover up illicit cannabis operations.

In its report, the DEA says a ‚Äúsignificant number of hemp businesses and grow operations‚ÄĚ are owned and operated by people illegally producing and trafficking cannabis. The agency claims this problem is especially prominent where marijuana production is legal.

Thu
18
Mar

7 Challenges Facing The Cannabis Industry In 2021

The future is bright for the expanding herb industry, and there’s never been a better time to grow your own bud business.

Despite the damages caused by the global pandemic, the cannabis industry had a remarkably successful 2020. While most businesses closed their doors, many local governments deemed dispensaries and equipment shops essential, allowing them to remain operational.

The public gained a new appreciation for flower, using it as a form of stress-relief, causing sales to skyrocket. Market expansion snowballed a new wave of legalization efforts in states such as New Jersey and Arizona, with an estimated one-in-three gaining recreational herb access in their state.

Thu
18
Mar

Do CBD-Infused Patches Really Work?

While CBD is generally known for its calming effects, it can also be an effective natural stimulant. But, getting a CBD regimen together can feel like a chore unto itself, requiring hours of research and some trial-and-error to find the right product and get the dosing just right. Enter an easier, more potent CBD solution: transdermal patches.  

Thu
18
Mar

How Are Cannabis-infused Beverages Doing In the Market?

Sales of cannabis-infused beverages were up 40 percent last year, as companies sought to capitalize on new marijuana consumers seeking a familiar form of consumption and those looking for an alternative to alcoholic drinks. Marijuana beverage companies, for example, have been cashing in on health-related trends such as Dry January, when alcohol drinkers abstain for the month and look for alternative ways to relax.

‚ÄúPeople are very mindful of the impact of alcohol on their health and their looks,‚ÄĚ said Tracey Mason, co-founder and CEO of cannabis-infused, alcohol-free wine company House of Saka, based in California‚Äôs famed Napa Valley winemaking region.

Tue
16
Mar

Why the Alcohol Industry Is Betting Big on Cannabis

The tide has changed for cannabis in the U.S., and the beverage alcohol industry is noticing‚ÄĒand increasingly, getting in on the game. Cannabis sales in the U.S. are expected to reach $16.2 billion in 2021, with cannabis beverage sales comprising $1 billion of that, according to¬†BDS Analytics.¬†

Tue
16
Mar

Do Hemp Farms Stink?

A hemp farm in Australia is reportedly on the nose, with its odour causing problems for some local residents.

The¬†ABC reports¬†some residents living close to a trial hemp crop in¬† Red Cliffs, Victoria are reporting headaches resulting from the smell ‚Äď but others say the smell doesn‚Äôt concern them.

iHemp Victoria is the officially recognised trade association for industrial hemp in state. The organisation’s president Darren Christie said he had never heard of these sorts of complaints and trial crops have been grown around Victoria for the last 15 years.

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